September 25th 1965. The first of my three outings to Chasewater, not knowing what to expect ! An adventure on the High Seas, well near enough, it was a reservior.
We arrived at our Chalet (the next 2 years, we we're camping in tents) which was our lodging for the duration of the course, one for the Boys and one for the Girls. Two of our Teachers, Mr Williams and Miss Allen were our Supervisors for our week stay.
The life-jacket we were given to wear was heavy, bulky and large. I thought it was more than likely to drown us than it was meant to keep us afloat ! One day to my suprise, my boat capsized while practicing a maneuver, ditching my crew-woman and myself into the water. Wow, it was warm, luckily i was standing in 3 feets of water. WE'RE SAVED !!!
To Glyn. If you are reading this, get in touch mate, long time no see !!!
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